Torn between two countries: On being an International Medical Fellow during a global pandemic (by Dr Revathy Krishnamurthy MD and Dr Archya Dasgupta MD))

The global healthcare system is currently facing an unprecedented challenge in the form of the COVID-19 pandemic, propelling medical workers into the frontlines. The personal lives and professional careers of medical students, residents, fellows, and staff have been altered in many ways and to different degrees, each gearing to assume elevated roles and responsibilities.  The International […]

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Stopping the tide of Covid 19 by lockdown: India (Dr. Manas Pratim Roy New Delhi)

Since December, 2019, coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid 19), originated from Wuhan, China, has rapidly spread across the globe, as evident by declaration of this latest threat by World Health Organization as pandemic in March, 2020. With exponential surge in morbidity and mortality, the world is witnessing the rampage by Covid 19. As on 19th April, […]

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What makes Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) challenging compared to other Coronavirus pandemics? (by Sai Krishna Gudi))

Within no time, Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has emerged as an outbreak, then as an epidemic, and finally now as a pandemic. However, Coronavirus (CoV) is not the first-ever occurrence as it was initially discovered in the 1960s, and since then, several types of CoV were identified amongst which Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-CoV (SARS-CoV) and Middle […]

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Beauty is the eye of the beholder.

efore the advent of photography artists were employed to illustrate classical facial appearances of medical conditions such as Down’s Syndrome. Some facial appearances like scars, cauliflower ears, and broken noses may suggest certain sports. Other attributes like smiling or frowning might suggest personality traits. Wearing of glasses might increase impressions of intelligence, ill performed or ill-advised […]

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El Greco by Dr Phil Welsby

El Greco the long and the tall of it Domenikos Theotokopoulos, or “The Greek”, absorbed an unusually wide variety of formal influences, from Byzantine icon painting to studies in Rome and Venice, yet he claimed to always draw “from life”, despite the striking distortions of angle and colour in his style. After experimenting with Renaissance […]

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Diagnosis before treatment by Dr Philip Welsby

In the United Kingdom there is an unpredicted shortage of hormone replacement therapy (HRT). I t must have been unpredicted otherwise preventative actions would surely have occurred. So what went wrong? Traditional medical teaching is that ideally a diagnosis should precede any treatment and that a comprehensive diagnosis should comprise anatomical, functional and aetiological aspects. […]

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